Shelf Life Community Story Project
Amplifying community voices, learning from neighborhood stories, and interrupting narratives of erasure in Seattle's Central District.

Peach Cobbler

Photo by Inye Wokoma

Photo by Inye Wokoma

Tralaina Jones grew up in the Central Area and has worked in the Red Apple deli for nine years. She was recently priced out of the neighborhood and now lives in Renton. 

Tralaina Jones


Catfish, chicken, and the greens. We sell a lot of catfish and greens and peach cobbler. Those are our main sellers. We cook chicken all day, fish all day, greens all day, mac and cheese all day.

Do you have peach cobbler all year round?

Everyday. We have a guy. He makes it. So it's homemade. I don't know if you've had our sweet potato pies. He makes those too. They go fast like around Thanksgiving and Christmas, we're ordering them like 100, 200, 300, and we still sell out. 

People come from Renton, Kent, Federal Way, Redmond, and they're like, "I drove all the way over here just for this fish, or just for this peach cobbler." I'm just like, "Dang, you guys travel all the way. I guess it's good right?"